This Hotpoint washer dryer boasts 15 wash settings and three drying programmes. Not only does it do a great job of your wash but it is an efficient dryer too (which is more than can be said for a lot of models on the market!). The programmes include a woollen cycle, delicates cycle, silk, pre-wash, steep, rinse hold and it has a special baby programme which as an extra long rinse to make sure all the powder is gone and reduce irritants for your baby’s skin. The quick wash feature lasts 60 minutes and heavily soiled cycles last up to 2 hours. There is also an anti-crease option to cut down on your ironing. This washer/dryer has two drying temperatures, variable temperature for the wash and variable spin with a max of 1400 rpm which is perfect for removing maximum water from your washing prior to drying. Its capacity is 7kg for washing and 5kg for drying so bear in mind you need to do slightly smaller loads if you want to run a full wash & dry cycle. Many forgot this when using a combo and then complain that “drying takes ages” or “clothes come out creased”. Not over-filling the machine should negate both of these issues however.
The dryer has sensors which detect the amount of moisture in your fabrics and dries accordingly switching itself off when the clothes are dry. There is no need to use a timer with the dryer. Customers said the dryer worked well and there was no compromise with cleaning. This Hotpoint Aquarius also comes at a bargain price for a combo and costs £45.23 a year to run for wash & spin and £180 for wash & spin & dry. It has an energy efficiency B rating which is very good for a combination machine.
The Hotpoint Aquarius+ WDF740P has a tamper proof child lock for safety (very reassuring if you have a young family). It has a dial and button control panel with an LED display. The display counts down to the end of the wash allowing you to utilize your time effectively. To this end it also has a 24 hour delay timer allowing you to switch on the machine at your convenience. It is cold fill only meaning only the amount of water required for your load is heated reducing energy costs. And finally, this model comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
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Great price for a combo
Generous 7kg wash capacity
Great wash results and efficient drying
Energy efficient and cheap to run for a combo
Lots of programmes
Sensor drying saves electricity and avoids clothes becoming over-dry
The noise level on spin is higher than some comparable machines
Some said it looks complex to use (but is actually easy)